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April 12, 2005

Contact Julie Larson @ 796-3737 or jalarson@viterbo.edu

ROCKAPELLA SETS VITERBO STAGE ON FIRE

LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Rockapella returns to the Viterbo stage with their five man vocal powerhouse of distinctive a capella and infectious R&B Tuesday, April 26.
 
Rockapella astonishes audiences around the world with their flawless harmony and unique singing style that has evolved from barbershop harmony to an exclusive blend of rock, pop, and jazz.  The group has performed with acclaimed artists Billy Joel, Don Henley, Sting, and Styx.
 
Rockapella began their career singing on the street corners of Manhattan in 1987, but it wasn't until 1991 that things really took off. As a result of their performance on Spike Lee's Do it A-Capella television special, Rockapella spent five seasons as the house band and creator of the theme song for the hit PBS game show Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
 
Flawless harmonies and the stamp of funk put this group ahead of the pack. It's no wonder the New York Post said, “Keep an eye on Rockapella; they're about to crack the big time with the sneakiest gimmick of all-pure, magical talent.”
 
Rockapella is sponsored by Wisconsin Public Radio and is supported, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.  Performance is at 7:30 p.m. in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre and tickets are $20. For more information, contact the Viterbo University Box Office at 608-796-3100.

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